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    D-Day June 6 1944 - Never Forget the Debt Owed


    This  June 6th, 2012 is fast coming to an end, but I would be remiss and  would fail in my responsibility to the memory of all those who gave  their lives on Omaha Beach, Normandy, France 68 years ago in what proved  to be the drive that led to the fall of the Nazi regime and brought  peace to a world torn by war.

    My  grandfather and great uncles were among those who served. One of my  great uncles, Hobart Powell, did not return from that war. Though I  never was given the pleasure of knowing him, he is still alive in our  hearts and memories.

    Of  those who assaulted the beach that day, some came home, but many were  left dying or dead in the sand. As the Nazi forces tried to beat back  the coalition forces of Allied powers, the German High Command failed to  understand the resolve of these brave soldiers to make the world safe,  to end the scourge of the Nazi atrocities and to bring peace to a  troubled people.

    Those  efforts, those deaths were not in vain. The comrades of those who had  been killed kept pressing on until they marched into Berlin and put an  end to the tyranny.

    From  the Cornfield, pause with me now to remember and to salute those who  gave their lives and all of those whom Tom Brokaw rightly labeled, "The  Greatest Generation".

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